Report: Celtic join Liverpool in race for Burnley’s Danny Ings

Celtic have entered the race to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings, who Liverpool were linked with last week, according to reports in the media on Wednesday.

As we reported last week, Liverpool are said to be interested in signing the England Under-21 international, who has scored 11 goals in the Championship this season.

Now Celtic manager Neil Lennon has turned his interests to signing Ings in the January transfer window.

The Mirror’s Alan Nixon writes:

Lennon sent assistant Garry Parker to watch England U21 cap Ings in action at the weekend as he looks to spend the cash from the sale of Gary Hooper.

With the recent injury to Daniel Sturridge, Brendan Rodgers may well be considering a January move for a new striker, with Luis Suarez and Iago Aspas the only established other options at the club.

Ings has won two caps for Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21 side, scoring twice in their recent 9-0 demolition of San Marino.

Ings is the latest of a number of Championship youngsters to be linked to Liverpool – with Derby County’s Will Hughes said to be high up on Rodgers’ wishlist.

Liverpool have also been linked with moves for Hamburg midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore this week.

Do Liverpool need a new striker, or will Suarez and Sturridge suffice for the remainder of the season? Let us know your thoughts, and any candidates you have in mind for Rodgers to bring in, in the comments below, or on Twitter @thisisanfield.

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